Howard Hobbs

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The Hon
Howard Hobbs
Minister for Natural Resources of Queensland
In office
26 February 1996 – 13 February 1998
Premier Rob Borbidge
Preceded by Tony McGrady (as Minister for Minerals and Energy)
Succeeded by Lawrence Springborg
Member of the Queensland Parliament for Warrego
In office
1 November 1986 – 31 January 2015
Preceded by Neil Turner
Succeeded by Ann Leahy
Personal details
Born Howard William Thomas Hobbs
(1950-01-22) 22 January 1950 (age 67)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal National Party
Other political
National Party
Occupation Grazier

Howard William Thomas Hobbs (born 22 January 1950) is an Australian politician who represented the seat of Warrego in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland from 1 November 1986 until his retirement at the 31 January 2015 state election. He was a member of the National Party of Australia until the Queensland division merged with the Liberal party to form the Liberal National Party of Queensland. Hobbs was Shadow Minister for Local Government and Planning and for Communities from 28 September 2005 until the LNP entered government following the 2012 election.[1] As the longest-serving member of the Legislative Assembly, he presides at the election of Speakers. When he did so in 2009, Dean Wells equaled him in seniority, but Hobbs had taken the oath first because his name comes first alphabetically, so he took the chair as Presiding Member.[2] As Wells lost his seat at the 2012 election, Hobbs alone was the longest-serving member until his retirement at the 2015 state election.

Prior to parliament[edit]

  • Chairman, Tambo Shire Council, 1980–1987
  • Tambo Shire Shire Councillor 1975-1980
  • Served in 49 RQR (Royal Queensland Rifles) at Wacol

Personal life[edit]

Hobbs has two children.


  1. ^ "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Queensland, Legislative Assembly, Hansard, 21 April 2009 at 4–5.

External links[edit]

Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Neil Turner
Member for Warrego
Succeeded by
Ann Leahy